It’s almost back-to-school time, and pretty soon The Awkward is going to be roaming the halls of schools the world over. The main question on all the students’ minds is, of course, who got hot over the summer. The summer has a wonderful way of speeding along time and giving teenagers the ability to cultivate their sex appeal. The pools and the malls they flock to are like hot houses; by the time they return to school in the fall, some of these kids will emerge ripe tomatoes and cucumbers ready to be put in the salad of life.
Aaaaaaand I just compared teens to produce. Expecting that Pulitzer any day now.
Enough with the Hidden Valley metaphors and onto this week’s Remember the Time prompt. Along with all the beefcakey celery stalks, there will be some new kids at school. They won’t have a clique yet and they’ll have to roll the dice and hope that the table where they sit at lunch isn’t the smelly kids’ table. It’s scary when you think about it, and a lot of them will likely volunteer themselves to be pushed in a locker just so they can finish out the day in relative peace.
In honor of those kids who are starting anew, this week tell us your stories about the time you were new and hadn’t carved out your place in new surroundings yet. It doesn’t have to be about school; maybe it will be about your first day at a new job or a time when you traveled somewhere where you didn’t speak the language. Maybe your parent got remarried and you had to recalibrate who you were within the social structure of your step siblings. We’ve all been the new kid one time or another, and what we did during those situations likely shaped us into the people we are now.
Write your posts and then check back here on Thursday to link up! See you then!